Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 19:15 UTC
Google "We know what Nexus means now. There can no longer be any doubt: a Nexus device is about openness first and foremost. That does not mean Google won't make compromises with the Nexus program. It simply means that Google will only make compromises when it comes to increasing openness. Why? Because Google benefits from open devices as much, or more than you do. Last year the technology sphere was busily discussing whether or not the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was a 'true' Nexus device. This year we have an answer: a Nexus controlled by a carrier is no Nexus. Rather than get in bed with Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T to produce an LTE version of the Nexus 4, we have HSPA+ only. Even the new Nexus 7 with mobile data is limited to this enhanced 3G standard." Interesting take on the whole thing - reeks a bit of finding a reason for a feature deficiency, but it does fit into the available facts.
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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by Alfman on Wed 31st Oct 2012 18:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

JAlexoid,

"Since when openness is the same as opensource?
Windows is not opensource, but is very much an open platform. Openness != open source."

Your basic point true, obviously. However don't you find it ironic to use windows as an example? Half of windows 8 is decidedly closed by either definition. 100% if talking about windows RT.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by JAlexoid on Thu 1st Nov 2012 17:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

If Windows is the best example, then it's the best example...

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by Alfman on Thu 1st Nov 2012 18:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

JAlexoid,

"If Windows is the best example, then it's the best example..."


The best example of a humanoid is the mermaid. Well, it is half true ;)

Solaris might have been a better example, it started out closed source, went open source under sun, and has returned to being closed source under oracle, all the while being an open platform for end user apps. Oh well, the example is not important since I think everyone understands the concepts now.

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